Charleston won its sixth conference match of the season, besting Effingham on the road Thursday night in boys soccer, 5-2.

The Trojans started the scoring attack early with a goal by Eugene Ohba in the third minute. William Carrillo followed with a penalty kick goal and then assisted Blake Garrett’s goal to put the Trojans ahead 3-0. Charleston never looked back, adding two second-half goals by Garrett, one on an assist from Ohba.

Effingham found the back of the net twice in the second half.

“We started off very strong tonight and played a great possession style game,” CHS coach Josh Garrett said. “Effingham is dangerous and can score quickly, but our defensive effort was outstanding tonight. We attacked the goal very efficiently and it was good to see the players implement the things we’ve been stressing.”

Ben Tresslar and Alex Dow combined in goal for the win, each surrendering one goal. Tresslar had seven saves, and Dow had two.

Charleston had 22 shots, 16 on goal. Effingham had 11 shots on goal.

Charleston is now 12-6-1 overall, 6-3-1 in Apollo Conference play.

Charleston faces Mt. Zion on the road on Tuesday evening.

Charleston‘s JV squad beat Effingham, 2-0, behind goals by Brandon Jones, on an assist from Dow, and by Chase Eddinger, on an assist from Zeke Roach. Dow and Austin Gotschall combined in goal for the win.